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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which was the top-ranked race in practitioners of racial ranking?
(a) Blacks
(b) Whites
(c) Chinese
(d) Indians

2. When did craniometry first appear in the study of intelligence?
(a) Last 18th century
(b) Early 19th century
(c) Late 19th century
(d) Early 18th century

3. Gould also wants to look for problems in the ___________ data.
(a) numerical
(b) gender
(c) philosophical
(d) racial

4. Gould does not believe that ____________ change reflects changes in social concepts.
(a) biological
(b) cultural
(c) scientific
(d) racial

5. Louis Pierre Gratiolet wanted to prove that __________ brains were bigger than __________ brains.
(a) German, American
(b) American, French
(c) French, German
(d) German, French

6. Who was the skull collector that had more than one thousand different skulls?
(a) Benjamin Franklin
(b) Samuel Morton
(c) Stephen Gould
(d) Louis

7. What is the study of measuring the human head in order to assess intelligence called?
(a) Psychology
(b) Neurology
(c) Craniometry
(d) Cranial-sacral therapy

8. Bean felt that the ______, or front part of the brain, was smaller in women than in men.
(a) genus
(b) corpus callosum
(c) amygdalla
(d) frontal lobe

9. Craniometry is used for the _______ status of the people ranked at the bottom of the hierarchy.
(a) inferior
(b) educational
(c) racial
(d) intelligence

10. If inferiority is cultural, then it can be changed by __________ factors
(a) environmental
(b) biological
(c) governmental
(d) educational

11. Black anatomical structure was often compared to that of a __________.
(a) horse
(b) donkey
(c) dog
(d) monkey

12. Gould says the manner in which ___________ are formulated is also problematic to studies.
(a) study conditions
(b) data sets
(c) scientific questions
(d) formulas

13. The author of "An American Dilemma" says that Americans and others would only consider the __________ factors when they were forced to.
(a) biological
(b) spiritual
(c) environmental
(d) educational

14. The craniometry argument is the first __________ argument that has been offered.
(a) plausible
(b) reliable
(c) scientific
(d) logical

15. According to Gould, science must be viewed in its ________ context since culture and environment also influence facts and theories.
(a) ethnic
(b) racial
(c) biological
(d) social

Short Answer Questions

1. People with ______ had smaller brain sizes than those who were suddenly killed in accidents.

2. Socrates' friend does not believe his ideas, saying that it is a lie and that ________ generations won't believe it, but ________ generations might.

3. Who was a 19th century anatomist who believed in the theory of polygenism?

4. Franklin P. Mall __________ and __________ Bean's work.

5. The answer to #48 also tried to show the entities with a higher ranking had to repeat the _________ of those with lower ranking.

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